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Old April 6th, 2006, 07:35 PM
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Changing operating system boot order

I've already posted here but after just checking my pc i actualy think its the Linux boot screen and not XP. I noticed the word Grub and all the default options are the Ubuntu operating system.

Is there a way I could change the order so that XP is the first option.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 08:18 PM
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Yes, ubuntu uses GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader). Boot up ubuntu, and open a terminal. cd to /boot/grub. 'ls' should show a file called 'menu.lst'. This is the standard grub configuration file.

There is a grub configuration faq here you might find useful.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 04:46 PM
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that link doesn't work. The prob im having is editing the menu.lst file. It's read only and i cant change that in properties because it says the owner is "root" ???????

Or is there a way of opening it using the terminal so that you can edit it?
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Old April 7th, 2006, 05:19 PM
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after you cd to /boot/grub, type 'sudo gedit menu.lst', without the quotations.

Then enter your password and you should be able to edit the file. Replace gedit with whatever text editor you use.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 05:40 PM
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My server was down last night due to some storms, all is well now.
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Old April 7th, 2006, 10:38 PM
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Thanks alot for the help guys. Its sorted now. Cheers.

All I need to do now is sort out the wireless which im having probs with and i'm sorted.
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